LINGUIST List 28.665

Fri Feb 03 2017

Calls: English, Historical Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 30-Jan-2017
From: Brian Lowrey <>
Subject: 5th International Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English
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Full Title: 5th International Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English
Short Title: CBDA-5

Date: 04-Jul-2017 - 06-Jul-2017
Location: Tours, France
Contact Person: Brian Lowrey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2017

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the international Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English (CBDA-5) will take place in Tours, France, from July 4 to July 6 2017, hosted by the Université François-Rabelais and organised in collaboration with the Université de Picardie Jules-Verne (Amiens) and the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Reims).

The main objective of the conference is to provide linguists working on the history of English with an opportunity to present their work and a forum within which to discuss current issues in English diachronic linguistics.

Further information will shortly be made available on the meeting website:

Plenary Speaker:

Our invited speaker at this year’s conference will be Marion Elenbaas, of the University of Leiden.

Conference Fee:

The conference fee is 40 euros (20 euros for students), and includes participation in all sessions of the conference, the conference package, and light refreshments. All participants, however, are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.

We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you to the beautiful medieval and Renaissance city of Tours.

Please note that this edition of the Conference will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Xavier Dekeyser, of the University of Leuven, who had actively supported CBDA since its inception in 2008. Xavier passed away on May 23rd, 2016, and this is a very painful loss for all the organizers.

Final Call for Papers:

Contributions are invited on all topics concerned with change and variation in the history of English (syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language contact, lexicology, etc.), on all periods in the history of English, and even on other languages directly relevant to the diachrony of English. Session papers will be allowed 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract (approximately 300 - 400 words), in DOC or PDF format, to both Fabienne Toupin ( and Brian Lowrey ( Abstracts should reach us no later than February 28th, 2017. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by two referees, and we would ask you to leave your abstract anonymous, but to cite your name and affiliation as well as the title of your paper in the e-mail.

For further information, please go to the conference website at: .

We look forward to seeing you in Tours in July !

The organisers

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